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MSRP: $75,400 - $117,500
Invoice: $69,370 - $108,100
MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy
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BMW 6-Series Interior

Most automotive journalists like the top-notch materials and attractive design found inside the 2014 BMW 6-Series. A large, high-resolution navigation screen, roomy trunk and comfortable front seats also draw praise from critics. Still, some auto writers point out that competing super luxury cars offer a bit more back-seat passenger space.

  • "Refinement defines the 6 Series' interior, which features a driver-focused dashboard, a large, crisp navigation display and excellent build quality and materials." -- Edmunds
  • "Interior materials are exceptionally nice. …" -- AutoTrader
  • "Speaking of the interior it, too, is good looking, well built and comfortable. This might be the best BMW interior I've been in lately." -- AutoWeek (Gran Coupe)
  • "While we appreciate BMW's luxurious interiors, but we'd still rather ride in an Audi cabin. That said, new hues, more premium materials and interesting shapes are finding their way into new BMWs, and the latest-generation 6 Series may be one of the best examples yet." -- Kelley Blue Book

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Seating

The 2014 BMW 6-Series coupe and convertible seat four, while the 6-Series Gran Coupe has seating for five. Leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated front seats and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel are standard. Available features include a heated steering wheel, 20-way power-adjustable and multi-contour front seats, ventilated front seats and a power rear sunshade. Reviewers say the 6-Series’ standard front seats are comfortable, but some are especially impressed with the optional multi-contour seats, which they say are remarkably supportive and offer a wide range of adjustment. Some critics say that the 6-Series doesn’t offer much rear-seat passenger space, which isn’t unusual for a coupe or convertible. While a few auto writers say that cars like the BMW 7-Series have roomier back seats, most agree that the 6-Series Gran Coupe’s rear seat is spacious enough for adults to be comfortable.

  • "The standard 10-way power front seats are more than pleasant, but the 20-way Multi-contour seats are so versatile and supportive that they're almost a must-buy." -- AutoTrader
  • "The leather-wrapped driver and passenger seats coddle bodies, and if their 10-way adjustment isn't enough, you can double that amount as an option." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The 6 Series excels at accommodating two passengers, but the rear seat is only suitable for adults on short trips." -- Edmunds (6-Series coupe)
  • "Rear-seat room is merely okay, however, considering the Gran Coupe is three inches shy of a short-wheelbase 7-series in overall length. It won't be an issue unless you sit behind a particularly gangly front occupant, so there's no need to fear being stuffed in the back for a few hundred miles." -- Car and Driver (2013)
  • "The new Gran Coupe shares its basic architecture and major components with the 6-Series coupe, with an additional 4.4 inches in overall body length on a wheelbase that has grown 4.5 inches. These gains have turned the coupe's abbreviated rear perches into proper seats that can now truly accommodate adults." -- MSN Autos (2013)

Interior Features

Standard features in all 2014 BMW 6-Series models include navigation, BMW’s iDrive infotainment system with a 10.2-inch display, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, proximity key, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming and a USB port. A moonroof is standard on coupe and Gran Coupe models, while convertibles come with a power-folding fabric top. Available features include Harman Kardon or Bang & Olufsen sound systems, a head-up display, night vision with pedestrian detection, a parallel parking assist system, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.

Reviewers are impressed with the 2014 BMW 6-Series’ high-tech features, such as the optional head-up display, which can project information like navigation instructions and the current speed into the driver’s line of sight. BMW’s iDrive system, which was updated for 2014, also earns praise for its easy-to-use menus, sharp graphics and quick responses to user inputs.

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  • "… the sporty dashboard -- exclusive to the 6 Series -- swoops snugly toward the driver, accented by the beautiful 10.2-in iDrive screen with its much-improved current interface." -- AutoTrader
  • "The iDrive electronics interface has a straightforward menu structure, crisp graphics and quick processing times, which helps minimize the amount of time you spend looking away from the road." -- Edmunds
  • "The configurable, multimode, multicolor head-up display that is included with the optional Driver Assistance package ($3,700) is superb." -- MSN Autos (2013)

Cargo

The 2014 BMW 6-Series coupe and Gran Coupe both have 16.2 cubic feet of trunk space, which is good for the class. Convertible models offer 12.4 cubic feet with the top up and 10.6 with the top lowered. Gran Coupe models come with split-folding rear seats and coupe and convertible models have a rear-seat/trunk pass-through for long objects like skis. In addition, automotive journalists report that the 6-Series coupe and convertible both offer ample trunk space.

  • "… the trunk is surprisingly sizable." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Trunk space measures a relatively enormous 12.3 cubic feet in the convertible (10.6 with the top down) and both cars have a pass-through to accommodate longer items." -- Edmunds (2013)
Review Last Updated: 6/20/14

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